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  • CHN Graduate Student Education and Outreach Summary of 2010 Focus Groups
    Date: 12/20/2013
    Resource Category: Summative
    One objective of the Center for High-rate Manufacturing is to increase knowledge of and interest in nanotechology among secondary and postsecondary students, educators, and the general public. The Center partners with the Museum of Science, Boston, to help carry out these goals. The Museum's CHN sub-award PI and her team provides training to ... »
  • Girls Energy Conservation Corps Girl Scout Summative Evaluation
    Date: 12/15/2013
    Resource Category: Summative
    GECCo was designed for Junior and Cadette Girl Scout troops. Using the patch structure used in Girl Scouts, the TERC team developed six patches focused on energy conservation topics. Troops were expected to complete three patch activities and an additional “Energy Challenge” activity in order to earn each patch. Initially, 65 troops were recruited ... »
  • Final Report: Pathways to Brighter Futures Through STEM Careers
    Date: 12/15/2013
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF),The STEM Pathways project focused on exploring strategies through which at-risk and incarcerated Hispanic youth could be engaged around STEM careers, understand the education, training, and skills they would need to attain them, and think that such a path was a future possibility. To this end, the ... »
  • Preparing Minnesotans for Climate Change: 2013 Conference Report
    Date: 12/03/2013
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    This document is an analysis of the surveys received at the conclusion of the November 7, 2013 Preparing Minnesotans for Climate Change conference. The conference hosted by the Science Museum of Minnesota attracted 240 participants and was the first conference in Minnesota to be devoted exclusively to the issues of climate adaptation. ... »
  • STAR_Net Summative Evaluation Report
    Date: 12/01/2013
    Resource Category: Summative
    STAR_Net brings inquiry-based STEM1 learning experiences to public libraries through two traveling exhibits, associated programming for library patrons, and a virtual community of practice for library staff and others who are interested in bringing STEM programming to libraries. In 2010, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a three-year ... »
  • Nature Research Center Summative Evaluation
    Date: 12/01/2013
    Resource Category: Summative
    This report contains findings from a summative evaluation study of a set of four featured elements that comprise the new Nature Research Center of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. The elements were: 1) an exhibit, Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries; 2) Investigate Labs; 3) Daily Planet Scientist Talks; 4) Science Cafes. Evaluation was ... »
  • Life Beyond Earth Summative Report
    Date: 12/01/2013
    Resource Category: Summative
    Informal Learning Solutions and its subcontractor, Audience Viewpoints Consulting, conducted summative evaluation in 2013 of the Life Beyond Earth Exhibit. Audience Viewpoints was responsible for evaluating student response to the exhibit, with a target audience of students in 4th through 6th grades. Informal Learning Solutions conducted ... »
  • Investigating the Implementation of the Be A Scientist! Project in New York City and Los Angeles: Formative Evaluation-Year Three
    Date: 11/23/2013
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    EDC’s Center for Children and Technology (CCT), a nonprofit research and development organization (cct.edc.org), conducted the formative evaluation of the BAS project for the last three years. Iridescent has assisted CCT researchers in the successful implementation of the evaluation (e.g., organizing site visits and meetings with partners, ... »
  • New Mexico Informal Science Education Network Meeting Evaluation Report
    Date: 11/19/2013
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    This document evaluates a meeting held by the New Mexico ISE Network (NM ISE Net) to link research and informal education institutions with one another to build capacity for informal science education. ... »
  • Community STEM Outreach: Summative Evaluation
    Date: 11/18/2013
    Resource Category: Summative
    The Community STEM Outreach Project at the Saint Louis Science Center (SLSC) received funding from the United States Office of Naval Research (ONR) from October 2010 through September 2013. Klein Consulting, with support from Tisdal Consulting, conducted the evaluation of the three-year project. The original proposal from the SLSC to ONR laid the ... »

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